How To Link Your NIN To Your MTN, Glo, 9mobile & Airtel

Link you SIM to NIN

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had earlier mandated the telecommunications operators in the country to block all SIM cards that are not registered with the National Identity Numbers (NIN) within 2 weeks.

This means that failure of the subscribers to register with NIN will lead to the blocking or disconnection of the line by the end of December 31, 2020, despite the huge public outcry against the sudden announcement of the policy and short time frame to implement it.

NCC expects all SIM card users to update their records within two weeks. Given the population of Nigeria, it’s such a short period of time. However, mobile service operators are working on easy ways you can link your NIN to your SIM card record.

Every mobile service operator have different ways of going about this. And we are going to show you how it can be done from the comfort of your home.

Here are a few steps to link your phone number with your NIN;

How to link your NIN to your MTN SIM Card

  • To link your NIN, simply dial *785# using the phone number you wish to link, enter your NIN and submit or;
  • Dial *785#Your NIN# from the phone number you wish to link. The number will be linked to your NIN automatically.
  • Visit https://mtnonline.com/nim/using your phone or computer.
  • Complete the NIN linking form by entering your name, phone number, NIN, and email address.
  • Submit the form as soon as you’re done.
  • Wait for feedback from the network.

How to link your NIN to your Airtel SIM Card

To link your NIN to your Airtel phone number, follow the steps below:

  • Dial *121# on the Airtel line you wish to link.
  • Type 1 for “NIN Capture” and send.
  • Enter your 11-digit NIN and send.
  • Wait for the message confirming your submission. If you get an error, just wait for some time and try again.

How to link your NIN to your Glo SIM Card

To link your NIN to your Glo SIM card just text UpdateNIN NIN FirstName LastName to 109. Below is the way to send the actual text.

Example: UpdateNIN 12345678981 Festus Ayo send this as text to 109. And YES its free text message so don’t be scared Glo will charge you for the text message.

How to link your NIN to your 9Mobile SIM Card

What you should know

  • It can be recalled that following the directive of NCC to telecommunication operators on 2-week ultimatum to disconnect sim cards not registered with NIN; the NIMC warned the general public to beware of fraudsters and scammers who are on the prowl to swindle unsuspecting people.
  • NIMC said that Nigerians already enrolled in the NIMC scheme but have lost their NIN should dial *346# to retrieve the NIN. It also said that USSD code is available on MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9mobile.